The well known athletic club, TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, organised a discus competition and invited several throwers to compete. The most prominent ones are the German Daniel Jasinski and the Dutch Erik Cadée. Jasinski won the competition with 64.59m being only a few centimeters shy of the official qualification standard of 65m. Erik Cadée placed 2nd with 61.36m
In order to have another shot on the qualification standard for the upcoming world championships in Beijing, Erik Cadée and Daniel Jasinski decided to compete once again to underline their shape. Unfortunately, both were shy of the standard once more. Daniel already threw the 2kg implement three times close to the standard with competitions of 64.43m, his season best of 64.69m and now 64.59m. The 65m standard will just not happen. Yesterday, the German federation announce who they nominated for the world championships and it seems that Daniel is not among the team. According to the IAAF top 32 rule, Daniel would still fit in the qualification, despite not achieving to throw 65m. He is placed 24th based on the IAAF requirements and Throwholics hopes that the German federation will reconsider.
It is a pity that I could not show in Nuremberg my good form. But it is a sign that I am back on track to my form before the injury problems. The movements were way better than in Nuremberg. I have been throwing technically well today. The hard training during the past weeks is finally playing out.
The Dutchmen Erik Cadée is also struggling with the 65m qualification standard. In 2015, Cadée threw 63.89m and 64.45m in April, continued to improve in June with a new season best of 64.57m and a 64.35m in July. So his form is quite constant as well. But today, Erik did not get over 61m in the end. He finished the competition with 61.36m. Erik Cadée, being shy of the qualification standard, would still be allowed to compete in Beijing also based on the top 32 rule by the IAAF. Unfortunately, the Dutch federation might not consider nominating him if he does not throw the official standard. They will announce their team for Beijing next Wednesday.